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Why I had kids.

Why I had kids.

When I typed ‘why I had kids’ in the Google searchbar, I got a list of interesting results: why I wish I never had kids, I wish I aborted my kids, regret having kids, reasons why I don’t want kids, etc. None of them were […]

Georgian Garlic Chicken

Georgian Garlic Chicken

This was an extremely easy recipe that I had to share. I wanted to cook some chicken thighs, found a recipe for Georgian Garlic Chicken and adapted it so all of it could be cooked in one skillet. The garlic is pureed in a mixture […]

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

We can talk about authentic Chinese food vs. American Chinese food but I’m in my mid 30s, I was born in the US, and I occasionally crave greasy, deep fried chicken covered in a sweet sauce. I won’t deny it, and I won’t say authentic […]

Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie

I don’t know where Tamale Pie comes from, maybe the name represents something that tastes similar to tamales but that’s it. It is a casserole of ground beef, corn, beans, cheese, green peppers and cheese topped with a cornbread batter and baked. Make it and […]

Oven Braised Short Ribs

Oven Braised Short Ribs

Ever order that $20+ entrée of braised short rib on top of some root vegetable puree and a grilled or roasted vegetable side? It’s easy to make at home. I bought a pack of 6 short ribs which were pretty pricey (to me) at around […]

Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles

Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles

Since it was just my 20 month old baby and I in the house this afternoon, naturally I decided to make a lunch for 6 people. I mean, if I put in the same effort making lunch for 2 as I do for 6, I […]

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Ever since we found a school that would finally admit my 4 year old into Pre-K, two days ago, I found myself having a little bit more time on my hands with just one kid to take care of all day. Bon bons and soap […]

The most thankless job in the world.

The most thankless job in the world.

Once a week, as I’m scrubbing the shower grout with a special brush specifically for grout (being neurotic as I am I found a grout brush), I wonder if anyone notices what I’m doing, or cares. If I was gone, would the shower just mildew […]


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Georgian Garlic Chicken

Georgian Garlic Chicken

This was an extremely easy recipe that I had to share. I wanted to cook some chicken thighs, found a recipe for Georgian Garlic Chicken and adapted it so all of it could be cooked in one skillet. The garlic is pureed in a mixture […]

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

We can talk about authentic Chinese food vs. American Chinese food but I’m in my mid 30s, I was born in the US, and I occasionally crave greasy, deep fried chicken covered in a sweet sauce. I won’t deny it, and I won’t say authentic […]

Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie

I don’t know where Tamale Pie comes from, maybe the name represents something that tastes similar to tamales but that’s it. It is a casserole of ground beef, corn, beans, cheese, green peppers and cheese topped with a cornbread batter and baked. Make it and […]

Oven Braised Short Ribs

Oven Braised Short Ribs

Ever order that $20+ entrée of braised short rib on top of some root vegetable puree and a grilled or roasted vegetable side? It’s easy to make at home. I bought a pack of 6 short ribs which were pretty pricey (to me) at around […]

Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles

Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles

Since it was just my 20 month old baby and I in the house this afternoon, naturally I decided to make a lunch for 6 people. I mean, if I put in the same effort making lunch for 2 as I do for 6, I […]